MICROPHALLUS MAGNAGULLETUM N. SP. (DIGENEA: MICROPHALLIDAE) FROM BLACK COOT, FULICA ATRA (GRUIFORMES: RALLIDAE) IN SINDH PROVINCE OF PAKISTAN.

N. A. BIRMANI, A. M. DHAREJO, M. M. KHAN, A. M. SHAIKH, M. A. SHAH

Abstract


In result of ongoing research work on the helminth parasites of Fulica atra (Gruiformes: Rallidae) in Sind province of Pakistan, a total of 07 flukes of the genus Microphallus Ward, 1901 were recovered from the intestine. On the basis of characteristics like body shape and size, very expansive or broad esophagus, small irregularly lobed thick-walled intestineal ceca, shape and location of male and female genital organs like testes and ovary, measurement of oral sucker and ventral sucker and seminal vesicle V-shaped, a new species Microphallus magnagulletum is recommended. The new species name indicate to broader esophagus.

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